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080906-N-7981E-530 Indian Ocean (September 6, 2008)- An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to "Kestrels" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 137 launches at sunset from the flight deck of USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). The Lincoln Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. Operating in the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean, the U.S. 7th fleet is the largest of the forward-deployed U.S. fleets, covering 52 million square miles, with approximately 60-70 ships, 200-300 aircraft and 40,000 Sailors and Marines assigned at any given time. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans (RELEASED)